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Cod fish sold in Singapore safe to eat: AVA

By Valarie Tan and Lynne Chee, Channel NewsAsia
25 January 2007 2030 hrs

SINGAPORE: Cod fish sold in Singapore is safe to eat.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority says the type of fish which caused many to be sick in Hong Kong is not known to be available here.

Mr Wong Tak Po, who called the MediaCorp News Hotline, was initially concerned when he bought five pieces of cod fish at a discount from a local supermarket.

Even though his family have since eaten two pieces, they have not experienced any health problems.

AVA says the so-called "oil fish" that caused a food scare in Hong Kong dwells near the bottom of the seabed, and has a waxy, non-digestible substance, which can cause diarrhoea if taken in large amounts. - CNA /dt